The Person-Centered Integrative Diagnosis Model


University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA


The Person-centered Integrative Diagnosis (PID) is an emerging model of conceptualizing the process and formulation of clinical diagnosis. It aims at implementing into regular clinical practice the principles and vision of Person-centered Medicine, which proposes the whole person in context, as the center and goal of clinical care and public health. The Person-centered Integrative Diagnosis entails a broader and deeper notion of diagnosis, beyond the restricted concept of nosological diagnoses. The PID multilevel schema intends to provide the informational basis for person-centered integration of health care. It involves a formulation of health status through interactive participation and engagement of clinicians, patients, and families using all relevant descriptive tools (categorization, dimensions, and narratives). The PID model is intended to be used in diverse settings across the world and to serve multiple needs in clinical care, education, research, and public health. This presentation will review the theoretical bases and clinical application of the PID including its practical application and adoption by the Latin American Guide to Psychiatric Diagnosis.